HILLVIEW--Louisville residents John Fischer and Brian Curfman have always enjoyed hunting and shooting since they were little. In October the friends decided to take a shot of their own and open up a gun and archery store. The store is located at 6434 North Preston Highway across from Price Less Foods.
“There really wasn’t a gun or archery store that was close so we figured it was a good market to get into,” Fischer said.
The co-owner said business has been steady since opening and they hope to see that continue as word spreads about their store.
“We are trying to serve other shooting and hunting enthusiasts,” he said.
Some of the most popular items available for purchase at the store include Smith & Wessons and glock pistols.
But their biggest claim to fame might be the fact they make their own ammunition.
Fischer said they were buying it premade before, but couldn’t keep up with the demand so they started to manufacture ammunition, such as the .380 ACP, themselves.
“We research it and test it all to make sure it functions correctly,” he said.
Besides merchandise, the business also offers concealed carry classes. Their first one will be one day this month. It is open to all members of the public and the cost is $75. Participants must bring a driver’s license or state ID, a firearm that is in good condition and rounds of ammunition with them to class.
The business is also looking into hiring other archery and gun instructors to teach other classes.
As far as expansion is concerned, Fischer said they want to open up an outdoor gun range in Brooks in the future.
Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information about the store you can call 277-9700.